About the 2014 Conference

We have expanded our 2014 conference to include an increased range of topics that are highly topical across the profession. This year will also see a new format which include a variety of presentations styles. If you work in in-house or private practice you will walk away with new skills and current knowledge to take your IP practice further.

Why attend?

With the development of the IPEC and appointment of the first permanent IPEC Judge, HH Judge Richard Hacon, now is a very exciting time for professionals in intellectual property. Changing regulations in the EU have meant that hearing from the experts is essential.

  • Hear from the man himself, His Honour Judge Richard Hacon on his ambitions for the IPEC and new Fast Track procedures
  • Meet and network with some of the best known and well regarded trade mark experts such as our chairman Peter Brownlow
  • Gain insight into the substantive and procedural changes from Catherine Wolfe and Giles Pratt
  • Attend a workshop format session for a guidance on the continuing obligations of registering trade marks, and working to meet the demands of your business
  • Learn from experts Michael Skrein and Tony Pluckrose on the subject of Personality rights and warnings for international considerations
  • Get the latest on infringement and enforcement from Powell Gilbert led panel: Neil Trueman, Jodie Tattersal – Tesco, Mark Bearfoot – Harley-Davidson Europe, and Ron Johnson – HMRC
  • Join one of two breakout sessions that focus on commercial considerations involving trade marks in practice:

Key topics:

  • Personality rights
  • EU trade mark reforms
  • Practical steps for policing the internet
  • Collaboration between in house counsel and business interests
  • Enforcing a good trade mark
  • Update on registered trade mark infringement

Previous delegates include:

  • ARM Limited
  • BAE Systems plc
  • Bawden and Associates
  • Belron Hungary Kft – Zug Branch
  • Burges Salmon
  • Carpmaels & Ransford
  • Centre for Commercial Law Studies
  • Central European University
  • CPA Global
  • Eversheds
  • eBay
  • Fox Williams LLP
  • Freeth Cartwright LLP
  • Harrison Goddard Foote
  • ICI Paints AkzoNobel
  • Ignis Asset Management Ltd
  • Johnson Matthey PLC
  • Ladas & Parry LLP
  • Marks & Clerk LLP
  • PAGE, WHITE & FARRER
  • PERFORM
  • Randstad
  • Sharmin Enterprise
  • Sibley Germain LLP
  • Smith & Nephew plc
  • Summers Solicitors LLP
  • Tyco Electronics UK Ltd
  • Walker Morris